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Medieval Archery: The Grand Muster

Medieval Archery The Grand Muster

Corfe Castle, Wareham Run by: National Trust, Purbeck The Wolfshead Bowmen come to Corfe Castle and bring the past to life. A medieval encampment, demonstrations of combat, skilled archery displays, talks on the longbow and have-a-go sessions. Dates: Tue 2 Apr 10:00-17:00 Wed 3 Apr 10:00–17:00 Thu 4 Apr 10:00–17:00 Fri 5 Apr 10:00–17:00 Sat…

Robin Hood site planned for 2015

Plans for a new multimillion-pound visitor attraction celebrating the legend of Robin Hood have been announced in the UK. Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to build a STG13 million ($A20 million) visitor attraction called Discover Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, complete with medieval castle and fortified ramparts. If the plans are approved, the 17-hectare attraction…

New “Brave” sneak peek

Pixar's Brave

You can see Brave in theaters on Friday. Until then enjoy this… Solve Your Problems with Witch’s Magical Mystery Brew!

Brave Trailer “The Prize”

Pixar's Brave

Pixar released another trailer for the upcoming movie Brave and I must say, the more I see of this movie the more I want to see! Brave hits theaters on 22 June 2012 in the U.S. and Canada and 13 August in the UK. Until then enjoy the trailer. For a breakdown of the technical…

Medieval night at the Duthie Park, Aberdeen

Step back in time to experience what life was like in the 15th century from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 28 July at Duthie Park, Aberdeen. Join re-enactment groups Crann Tara and Medieval Realm as they commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw, which took place on 24 July 1411, near Inverurie. Free…

Medieval world comes alive at the Dales Countryside Museum

Historic happenings aren’t unusual at a museum, but visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National Park got a little more than they bargained for. A pike drill led by a fully armoured medieval soldier was just one of the activities at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Yorkshire Dales…

Top 10 Reasons to Attend a Renaissance Faire in 2011

Every year thousands of fans attend Renaissance Faires and Renaissance Festivals around the world. Here are top 10 reasons to attend a Ren Faire this year. Theater – Renaissance Faires usually have a few stages set up with actors performing Shakespearian skits or re-enacting popular medieval plays. Performances – Medieval faires include a variety of…

Robin Hood Pageant sees Nottingham Castle go back in time

Nottingham Castle was transformed into a medieval village over the weekend for the 21st Robin Hood Pageant. Minstrels wandered through the grounds, King Richard I was watching over events and, of course, Robin Hood himself was there. There were demonstrations, a medieval alehouse and a chance for people to turn lead into “gold” at an…

A Grand Day Out: The Battle Of Hastings, where Britain’s future turned on an arrow

Seeking ideas for a weekend day out in the next few weeks? You could always head down to East Sussex, where the annual re-enactment of the Battle Of Hastings takes place over the weekend of October 9-10. Mark Hughes-Morgan explains what you can expect. WHY DID KING HAROLD LOSE? He hasn’t yet: it doesn’t happen…

Medieval festival in Arcata draws a crowd

With a couple of wooden boxes, a rope and a small crowd of spectators, you might’ve thought you were watching a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The game, Hunker-Hauser, a sort of tug-of-war on small boxes, was just one of many reenactments at the annual Excalibur Medieval Tournament and Market Faire over…

Jousting, swordplay are on display at Tulare County Fair

Tulare County Fair visitors are discovering that the Medieval Tournament of Champions, a clash of armored knights on horseback, is an interactive affair. While the 12-foot lances are reserved for competitors, audience members are invited before the nightly battles to engage in various archery- and hatchet-throwing activities, with wooden swords and shields as prizes. On…